Orchestra plans holiday concert on Thursday in CFHS auditorium

 Marie Deviney/Staff Writer

In the spirit of the Christmas season, the CFHS orchestra will be having a concert on Dec. 16 at the high school in the auditorium.

The pieces they will be playing include “Sonata No. 9-The ‘Golden Sonata’” by Henry Purcell and “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella;” “Pat-A-Pan;” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” all by Chip Davis. They will also be playing “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “March of the Nutcracker” and “Waltz of the Flowers” from Tschaikowsky’s Nutcracker Ballet.

Scott Hall, orchestra director, said he is excited for all the fun music that will be played in the concert.

“We are playing a great piece called ‘Don Quixote Suite’ by Georg Telemann, and then some Mannheim Steamroller arranged Christmas carols then some Nutcracker Ballet selections and ending with a barn burner called ‘The Dance of the Tumblers’ by Rimsky- Korsakoff.”

The students all have their own favorite songs.

Sophomore Victoria Pixler said, “I like ‘Pat-A-Pan.’” While sophomore Julia Liu said, “My favorite is the ‘Dance of the Tumblers.’”

They are expecting a big turnout for the concert because the string orchestra and symphony orchestra will be performing.

Hall said he thinks all students should come.

“I think they should come to the concert because all of the students play so well. They are very talented, and this year the orchestra sounds great. Also, just awesome music.”

Everyone is working very hard fixing things and getting all the music together to prepare for the concert.

“We rehearse every day starting the day after our last concert. It takes a lot of hard work on everyone’s part to prepare the music and put things together as a group. I am very proud of the orchestra, and I know they will have an awesome concert,” Hall said.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students. Activity passes will be accepted as long as they’re with the student.

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